other speakers were nancy pelosi and senator lisa murkowski of alaska. this is about 35 minutes. ladies andning gentlemen, members of the senate who are here, members of the house of representatives, and all of you have -- who have come here tonight to join with us as we celebrate the awarding of the freedom award to lin-manuel miranda. i am the president and ceo of the u.s. capital historical society and a former member of congress from connecticut. this evening we pay tribute, as i mentioned, to lin-manuel an extraordinarily talented composer, lyricist, playwright, and at her. -- actor. as a historical society we usually honor historians. last year we honor david mccullough with our freedom award.
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